Welcome, Hudson Valley to IN TOUCH, the public affairs and issues program. In Touch is hosted and produced by Conor Walsh and Paty Quinn. It is a weekly program about and for the local Hudson Valley community.
Thousands to Rally at Woodbury Commons for Breast Cancer
This week’s guest is Kristi Greco, Senior Development Manager at the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Cancer Society. Kristi cannot stress enough the importance of screenings in order to save lives. We discuss importance of September and October in the ACS Calendar along with upcoming events such as their Plane Pull, Men Wear Pink Program, and Making Strides at Woodbury Commons.
Family of Deceased First Responder Denied Workers' Compensation
This week’s guest on In Touch is is Jeff Feldman from Feldman, Kleidman, Collins & Sappe LLP. Together, we have a powerful conversation regarding the importance of our first responders in a post-pandemic world, and the dark precedent that COVID has left on the fields of healthcare, insurance, law, and more.
Be a Friend Project Promotes the "Upstanders" in the Hudson Valle
This week’s guests are Jennifer Young and Heather Pinieri from the Be a Friend Project. September is Suicide Prevention Month. We discuss their bullying prevention programs, their recent Spirit of Matthew Award recognition, and the inspirational musical, “It’s Easy” that started the whole program.
Dutchess Tourism Inc Recognized by 2023 Tourism Excellence Awards
Melaine Rottkamp, President and CEO of Dutchess Tourism returns to In Touch to fill us in on all the great festivals and activities happening this fall in Dutchess County! Not just that, but we also discuss their upcoming 2023 Awards of Distinction, along with their latest award recognition for the 2023 Tourism Excellence Awards from New York State Tourism Industry Association.
Meadowlark Festival Launches Inaugural Year in Stone Ridge, NY
This week’s guests are the founder of Modrocker Productions, Daniel Leslie and folk singer/songwriter Chris Smither from the Meadowlark Music Festival. The Meadowlark Festival is a new festival taking place at Stone Ridge Orchard & Farmers Market on September 8th-10th, showing off a wide array of American, Indie Rock Experimental artists.
National Scholarship Recognizes Hudson Valley School & Business
This week, we speak with Dan Stahl, President of the Stahl Family Scholarship. We discuss how the scholarship is aimed to help schools and small businesses grow through the Dream Shop Scholarship. We also speak with Nora Callahan from Pine Bush High School, and Anita Kiewra from HRH Made, representatives of two Hudson Valley scholarship recipients.
James's Warr;ors Turned Tragedy Into Mighty Mental Health Crusade
Donna Thomas talks about how the loss of her son James inspired her to be an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention in the Hudson Valley. We also discuss James's Warr;ors upcoming Golf Outing being held at Casperkill Golf Course on Monday, August 14th.
HV Author Niki Halwani Talks About "Peyton's Magical Hearing Aid"
Author Niki Hawlani talks about her book, "Peyton's Magical Hearing Aid," which is inspired by her daughter, and how it raises awareness towards the hearing-impaired community.
New York Stage and Film is a Shining Star During Industry Unrest
This week’s guest is Liz Carlson, Artistic Director at New York Stage and Film. We talk about their 2023 Season, their latest partnership with Marist College, and the recent climate surrounding stage and film during the ongoing writers’ and actors' strike.
Poughkeepsie Karate Studio Stresses the Importance of Role Models
This week’s guest is Chief Master Gerald Dunn, Owner and Founder of Karate 4 Excellence and 8th Degree Blackbelt. We talk about the leadership and character-building skills that martial arts offers its students, along with how Karate 4 Excellence can be a great outlet to strengthen the family dynamic. Most prevalently, we talk about what it means to be a role model.